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The colds and cramps that seized my peers left me untouched. This only made my father. M.. g The Song of Achilles (final).indd 1. Read Online The Song of Achilles By Madeline Miller Full version #pdf http:// terney.info?book=BIE2IO8 #ebook #pdfdownload. Get this from a library! The song of Achilles. [Madeline Miller] -- Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that.
Or Orpheus, whose devotion to Eurydice led him down into the depths of hell to try to reclaim her.
Or even Alcestis, who loved her husband, Admetus, so much that she was willing to die in his stead. The last mythical figure you might try to rework as a romantic hero would be Achilles, a one-man genocide whose defining characteristic was his unquenchable anger. Achilles withdrew from fighting at Troy because Agamemnon had slighted his honour, and watched his fellow Greeks being slaughtered by the Trojans; he only returned to battle when his friend Patroclus had been killed.
His revenge on Hector was merciless: not only did he kill the bulwark of Troy, he dishonoured the corpse, dragging Hector's body around the city three times.
Homer sets all this out in the opening line of The Iliad: "Sing, muse, of the wrath of Achilles. But in her novel, The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller has found the lover beneath the bloodshed and fury.
The story is told from the perspective of Patroclus who, exiled by his father to live in the court of Peleus, soon falls in love with his host's son, the superhuman Achilles: from childhood, his demi-god status means he is swifter, more beautiful and more skilled than all his peers.
Astonishingly to Patroclus's eyes, Achilles returns his love, and the two boys grow into adulthood and a love affair. Please verify that you are not a robot. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?
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And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War. Find a copy online Links to this item OverDrive Check availability roundrock. Show all links. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Print version: Miller, Madeline. Song of Achilles.
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Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. His own flesh and blood! Those moments at the end and the tense situation between Achilles and him had me at the edge of my seat and all I wanted to do was to scream at the injustice that took place in front of me!!!
Such a stubborn and self-righteous fool!! He should have listened to Achilles but he was too proud to. Enough said! Thetis: Another person that landed on my shit list! I mean I understand that she was Achilles mother and only wanted the best for her son, but it was more than just obvious that the best was Patroclus and I hated her for always trying to drive a wedge between them!
I remembered the heat of him against my skin. I loved their relationship! They were so gentle and adorable and no matter what happened and no matter how many obstacles were in their way they always managed to find back to each other! They had confidence in each other and they supported each other regardless of the consequences. THIS was the real deal!!!
A connection so deep that no one could destroy it, a love so strong that it cast aside all obstacles, their trust so deep that they could talk about everything!!! Boy, I could gush about this relationship at eye level for eternity and still would never get tired of it!
I think in the end their unconditional love for each other was the only thing that was able to break them and it eventually did.
How it did! The way Achilles grieved!!! It broke my freaking heart!!! It was like a punch in the gut! I know first-hand how much this hurts, how painful it is to lose a person you love so much, and boy did it trigger my emotions.
They were so beautiful together… so, so, so damn beautiful. I did not mind any more, that I lost when we raced and I lost when we swam out to the rocks and I lost when we tossed spears or skipped stones.
For who can be ashamed to lose to such beauty? It was enough to watch him win, to see the soles of his feet flashing as they kicked up sand, or the rise and fall of his shoulders as he pulled through the salt. It was enough. He has looked at me a thousand times, but there is something different in this gaze, an intensity I do not know. My mouth is dry, and I can hear the sound of my throat as I swallow. He watches me.
It seems that he is waiting.
A certainty rose in me, lodged in my throat. I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me. I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell, I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth.
I would know him in death, at the end of the world. They never let you be famous and happy. Swear it. There would be other times for speaking, tonight and tomorrow and all the days after that. He let go of my hand.
It caused me to cry, it made me angry, it made me smile and it touched me deeply. Thank you for all the comments, messages and updates that made it bearable to read this book.